FBB donations support MOST Clubs


Men Can Stop RapeMen Can Stop Rape was our Human Rights beneficiary for the first quarter of 2013. Executive Director Neil Irvin shared this report on how MCSR will use the grant they received from FBB. FBB members donated $8,595 to MCSR last quarter.

Men Can Stop Rape is incredibly appreciative of the gifts Foundation Beyond Belief members made to us during Q1 2013. The gift of $8,595 will help us grow our current programming for young men and start an exciting new initiative in the fall. In the short term, Foundation Beyond Belief’s members have helped support our summer programming in the District of Columbia aimed at role modeling healthy, nonviolent masculinity for youth in the elementary to middle school age range. This programming, started two years ago, is very important MCSR MOST Clubas we continue our commitment to provide Men of Strength (MOST) Club throughout the calendar year, not just when school is in session. At right is a photo of one of our MOST Club Mentors with some of the youth he worked with in the summer program last year.

Foundation Beyond Belief members’ gifts will also help us pilot our Men of Strength Club programming as a co-curricular (as opposed to extracurricular) part of the school day. Starting this fall, we will be working with a school in DC to provide MOST Club programming during a regular classroom period, rather than during lunch or after school, as with our other MOST Clubs. For the first time in the MOST Club’s history, every male student at the school will be exposed to our MOST Club curriculum emphasizing healthy, nonviolent masculinity, including lessons on healthy relationships and sexuality, nonviolent conflict resolution, and social-emotional learning. Again, we thank you for your generous gifts and all of the other good you are doing in the world, and we hope to keep in partnership with Foundation Beyond Belief and the humanist community.
Neil Irvin
Executive Director
Men Can Stop Rape